Butterflies and Moths of North America

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White Spurwing
Antigonus emorsa (R. Felder, 1869)


Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside of wings is mostly white with wide dark borders and dark wing bases. Underside is a much paler copy of the upperside, with a dark spot at the lower tip of the wing.
Wing Span:
Life History: Flies rapidly.
Flight: All year in Mexico, July-September in southern Arizona.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Hot, dry desert canyons.
Range: A rare stray from Mexico to southern Arizona.
Conservation: Not required for a rare stray.
NCGR:
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL

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